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5 Easy Ways to Communicate with Parents in the 21st Century

Have you ever heard the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well, in today's fast-paced world, that village extends far beyond our classroom walls. As teachers, we know that creating a strong partnership with our kiddos' parents is essential for our students' success. That's why I always ... READ the POST

6 Benefits of Adding A Craft Activity To Your Elementary Classroom

If you've ever thought about adding a craft activity or art project to your classroom lessons, you're not alone. I've been there too. I started slowly, but over time, I have created an academically based, art loving classroom experience my students truly enjoy. What I've learned throughout my ... READ the POST

Integrating Science and Social Studies into Your Language Arts Lessons

We have all been there at some point - a giant clock ticking away behind us as we stare at our lesson plans and standards, wondering how we will fit everything in! Meanwhile, instruction time continues to decrease for science and social studies. As a result, integrating science and social studies ... READ the POST

5 Effective Prewriting Activities for Preschool & Kindergarten Aged Kids

Have you ever watched a preschooler pick up a crayon and attempt to "write" something on paper? It usually comes out as a scribble, right? While it is adorable, have you ever thought about what it takes to move from these first scribbles to legible handwriting? Here's a hint. . . it's a lot! Motor ... READ the POST

Teaching Writing? Two Types of Writing Activities You Should Be Assigning

I love to write, but that was not always the case. Growing up writing was a rigid process guided by the teacher that was filled with planning, drafting, revising, and editing until the red pen told us we could stop. Just thinking about it makes me sweat. But as I have gotten older, I have grown ... READ the POST

12 Engaging & Educational Spring Activities for Kids

Welcome to the enchanting world of spring, where nature's secrets unfold before our eyes. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, our surroundings burst with new life, captivating our senses and fueling our curiosity. It's a season of growth, transformation, and endless possibilities. And ... READ the POST


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